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Illustration Friday—Swell

August 17, 2011

With over 113 years of weather, fire and a few too many Dark ‘n’ Stormies, not to mention sea levels rising and a constant “swell” of mighty waters, this ol’ yacht club is wobbling, slipping off her foundation. Elephants to the rescue—they’re strong, loyal and don’t mind getting their feet wet.

Watercolor sketch for a fundraising campaign to help this ol’ girl once again balance on sticks and stones.


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9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2011 8:05 am

    Holy COW, P????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And you watercolor toooooooooooooooooooooooo????? this is A-MAZE-ING! I just love and admire how you are able to take your images to the next level and oh the wonderful stories you tell. From near and afar this image packs such a wonderful wallop! Love. Love. Love it!

  2. August 17, 2011 9:34 am

    Nice illustration!

  3. August 17, 2011 10:27 am

    What a great visual for the campaign…I have no doubt it will be very effective in raising TONS 😉 of funds for them! How clever and fun!

  4. August 17, 2011 1:43 pm

    very cool. great technique.

  5. incidentaliter permalink
    August 17, 2011 3:36 pm

    Im glad to find your site. Your work is amazing indeed.

  6. August 18, 2011 12:09 am

    She draws, she watercolors, and she saves yacht clubs while she’s at it!! Seriously, Penny, you are such an amazing talent. You breathe such life into every piece you do. I would think that an imagined scene like this, utilizing an actual building, would be quite a challenge, but you make it look effortless. I hope the campaign is a success!

  7. August 18, 2011 1:05 pm

    Hi Penelope, I love your animal drawings and this one’s no exception! So imaginative with the elephants. Good luck with the fundraiser!

  8. August 21, 2011 4:45 pm

    Your humor makes me laugh–the way you see the world is so fun. Ah, you are so inspiring. Your artwork is the best of nearly all things. I mean that, my friend.

  9. August 29, 2011 7:15 am

    So lovely! Agree with all above! Animals to the rescue!
    Are you working on a book?
    You should!!

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